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February 9th, 2012

Marty Lane Nixon

February 9, 2012

Marty Lane Nixon of Denton, Texas, passed away at his residence after a long illness Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. He was 47 years old.

Marty was born Sept. 8, 1964, in Big Spring, Texas. He enjoyed cooking, working in the yard and building things.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Denton Funeral Home. A graveside service will directly follow at 3:30 p.m. at Sanger Cemetery in Sanger, Texas.

Gail Whitney Legg

February 9, 2012

Gail Whitney Legg, 94, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel.

She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Denison, Texas, to Loy Grace and George W. Whitney. She graduated from St. Xavier Academy and Our Lady of Victory College in Fort Worth, Texas. She came to Big Spring in 1933 from Ft. Worth.

Federico 'Fred' Salgado

February 9, 2012

Federico “Fred” Salgado, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his niece’s residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Bob G. Hicks

February 9, 2012

Bob G. Hicks, 72, of Coahoma died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Feb. 9 sports calendar

February 9, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Howard College vs. Vernon College, 2 p.m., Abilene.

Women’s basketball
Western Texas College at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball
Western Texas College at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.

FRIDAY

Baseball
Northeast Texas CC vs. Howard College (DH), noon.
Coahoma at Jim Ned (scrimmage), 4 p.m.

Softball
Howard College at Cisco College (DH), 1 p.m.
Coahoma at Midland Lee (scrimmage), 4:30 p.m.

Girl’s basketball
Odessa Permian at Big Spring, 6 p.m.

Boy’s basketball
Denver City at Coahoma, 6:30 p.m.
Forsan at Lubbock Roosevelt, 6:30 p.m.

February 8th

Oilfield explosion leads to man's death

February 8, 2012

GARDEN CITY, Texas — A Harlingen man was killed Tuesday afternoon when a high-pressure line on the oil well he was working on southwest of Garden City exploded, releasing water and acid, according to law enforcement officials.

Noe Cabriales, 51, of Harlingen, was pronounced dead at the scene by Glasscock County Justice of the Peace Kay Donna Machicek shortly after 12:30 p.m. at an oil well being operated by Laredo Petroleum Inc.

Election declaration on BSISD agenda

February 8, 2012

Election time is drawing near for the Big Spring Independent School District.

During the upcoming board of trustees meeting, set for Thursday in the high school board room at 5:15 p.m., one of the action items on the agenda is the school board trustee election order and appointments for the May 12 election.

Three positions on the board are up for election, District 2, represented by Maria Padilla, District 3, held by Ken McIntosh, and District 4, held by Tony Kennedy.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 8, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARILYN MARIE MENDEZ, 41, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 20, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• KYLE WADE GUTHRIE, 27, of 408 W. Hillside Dr., was booked into the county jail Tuesday by the BSPD on a charge of online solicitation of a minor – intent sexual activity.
• WENDY ANN THOMAS, 33, of 620 State, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.

Matthew David Jones

February 8, 2012

Matthew David Jones of Odessa, 26, passed away Thursday morning Feb. 2, 2012, while sleeping peacefully at home.

Before falling into ill health, Matt was an exceptionally energetic young man with the world at his fingertips. Handsome, smart, strong, entertaining, and funny are some of the words used to describe him when he was at his best.

Matthew received Jesus as his Savior at an early age. He worshiped at Antioch Christian Church and Crossroads.

Yvette (Scudday) Jiles

February 8, 2012

Yvette (Scudday) Jiles, 70, of Cedar Park, Texas, passed away Feb. 6, 2012. She was born Feb. 27, 1941, in Seagraves, Texas, to the late Marshall Vernon and Virginia Jane (Craig) Scudday.

Yvette grew up on Possum Kingdom Lake, working at her family’s fishing camp, Possum Hollow Camp. She had a love for education and children. Yvette taught for 32 years, spending the majority of those years at Coahoma Elementary School. During that time, she returned to school and received a masters in education.

Yvette was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, and she will be greatly missed.

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